Thursday 15 June 2017

Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery Book 1) by Cynthia Hickey

Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery Book 1)

New mystery from Amazon best-selling author! 

Ditched at the altar, ShelbyJenkins tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect! 

Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.   (Summary via Goodreads)

Such a fun cozy mystery. Loved all the characters. Easy read from start to finish. Love the retirement aspect, normally cozies are bakeries or bookstores this was refreshing. I read a lot of cozies and this is going on my top list.

Shaddy Acres is a quaint retirement village that has a new gardener, Shelby Jenkins. She was left at the alter, left her job as a teacher and has started over. Well sorta, her grandmother has decided to move to Shaddy Acres too. She is a hoot! Love how frisky of a character she is and how dynamic of a part of the story line. Of course in the first day of working Shelby is not only in the middle of one murder but two and she has caught the eye of the hunky handyman. 

All of these characters are fun and full of energy. Look forward to book two in the series.

Review by Penny M.

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